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A fund's batting average is a measure of consistency—the periods of a manager's outperformance divided by the total number of periods.
July 11, 2017
With an increasing number of small companies paying dividends, VP and Portfolio Manager Miles Lewis debunks three common myths surrounding this surprising potential source of yield for income investors.
April 05, 2018
It's been a tough year for value investors, but VP and Sr. Portfolio Manager Michael Liss sees risk-rewards in energy and consumer staples.
November 02, 2017
Notes from the Disciplined Equity Desk
Despite the slowdown in global gross domestic product, global value equity portfolio manager Mike Liss believes a recession is unlikely.
Learn why we believe high-quality, dividend-paying U.S. companies may offer solid risk/reward potential.
In 2017 emerging markets came back strong from depressed levels. We think stock selection may play a bigger role in 2018.
January 24, 2018
Portfolio manager Patricia Ribeiro takes an active approach when evaluating the 24 diverse countries of the emerging markets universe.
July 06, 2018
Going into second quarter, VP & Sr. Emerging Markets Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro looks at the potential effect of a trade war with Mexico.
April 04, 2018
What, if anything, worries emerging markets portfolio manager Patricia Ribeiro about the future performance of emerging markets?
October 16, 2017
Tariffs. Rising rates. Geopolitical turmoil. None of this deters Sr. Portfolio Manager Mike Liss on his mission to turn high-quality companies underperforming into shareholder return. See which industries are on his radar this quarter.
April 17, 2018
2018 may have been difficult for emerging markets, but Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro has three reasons to look forward to a better 2019.
January 8, 2019
Market expectations are low coming out of 2018. Sr. Portfolio Manager Brent Puff explains the potential implications for global growth markets in 2019.
January 10, 2019
Portfolio Manager Jeff Bourke describes how our growth teams are navigating this uncertain environment to find compelling long-term growth opportunities.
February 14, 2019
While the end of 2018 may have been rocky for financial markets, our value team is excited about their prospects in 2019.
February 6, 2019
2018 hasn't been kind to emerging markets. Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro believes fears of contagion, which never materialized, caused the recent volatility. Read why she's still encouraged by opportunities.
October 29, 2018
Portfolio Manager Prabha Ram is seeing a mix of good and bad economic indicators heading into 2019. Where is she finding opportunities in the noise?
January 23, 2019
Looking forward to 2019, we think there’s a great opportunity for small caps to rally again. Sr. Portfolio Manager Jeff John gives three reasons why.
February 20, 2019
Growth has obviously beaten down value in recent years. But when do earnings get completely divorced from actual valuations?
July 20, 2018
How much of the tax benefit is kept, reinvested, or “competed away” is critical in determining who will come out ahead.
August 23, 2018
Now more than ever, it is easy to get distracted by daily news flow. Between attention-grabbing headlines and the viral nature of social media, the news can be a lot to absorb. Our Premier Growth strategy team, however, remains focused on investing in competitively advantaged companies.
April 27, 2018
When world leaders threaten each other with thermo-nuclear war via Twitter, we’d expect far more turbulence. So why haven’t we seen it?
July 26, 2018
Though electric vehicles are expected to gain popularity, we have reasons to believe they won’t significantly impair oil demand growth in near future.
March 14, 2018
Value equity Sr. PM Mike Liss sees good risk-reward opportunities in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors in 2018.
January 05, 2018
With uncertainties on the horizon heading into 2018, growth PM Michael Li still believes there are still attractive opportunities in the growth investing space.
January 03, 2018
Online retailers and tax reform are having big impacts on the REITs environment in 2018. Here's where PM Steve Brown is looking for opportunities this year.
January 11, 2018
A-shares are shares of mainland China-based companies that are traded the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in local currency. The addition of these shares to MSCI's widely followed indexes is expected to spur billions of dollars in foreign investment in the Chinese market.
June 07, 2018
The recent negative equity market response—despite limited economic exposures—reflects how markets are trying to price in the risk of escalated US protectionism, rather than any specific tariff. We believe the steel and aluminum tariffs will have a limited impact on emerging markets.
March 09, 2018
Nine months ago, investors anticipated challenges for emerging markets. Turns out, there were reasons to be optimistic.
August 17, 2017
Off-price retailers offer customers the thrill of the hunt, making them an attractive investment theme among growth stocks.
March 11, 2019
Active and passive strategies rotate in and out of favor as market conditions change. Rising rates and volatility may signal changes ahead.
August 22, 2018
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) target tumor cells while avoiding healthy cells. Here’s why this “smart chemo” trend is on our radar.
March 4, 2019
Will a pause in rate-hike policy deliver a tailwind for U.S. REITs in 2019? Get the latest outlook from our Real Estate Desk.
February 22, 2019
Learn why we believe high-quality regional bank stocks are attractive entering 2019.
January 31, 2019
While last year's market environment was challenging, learn why we believe it led to opportunities in 2019.
Higher-Quality Companies May Be More Likely to Sustain Tax-Reform Benefits and Enhance Shareholder Value
Learn about how artificial intelligence is scaling investment decisions and changing the investment management industry all together.
Looking back to a time of rising inflation to better understand current conditions
Small-cap stocks can help provide portfolio diversification and performance potential.
In this Q&A, Kevin Toney explains how we define and evaluate quality and why we believe it’s a key determinant of a value stock’s potential.
Emerging markets (EM) are grabbing headlines in this time of heightened global market volatility. The latest turmoil remains limited to only a few developing countries, but media reports are fanning fears of contagion. We believe these fears are unfounded.
May 31, 2018
Learn why we believe there may still be opportunities in EM, and why investors should consider making emerging markets a strategic part of a diversified portfolio.
February 07, 2018
Today, the massive population shifts from rural to urban areas is transforming the economies of many of the world’s emerging markets.
September 27, 2017
Our analysis shows a compelling case to consider a strategic allocation to emerging markets equities in both equity-only and balanced portfolios, with potential benefits for both short- and long-term investors.
Retirement account balances on average in the U.S. ended 2017 at record highs. A stock market reversal could mean years of lost retirement income with little time to recover for investors already in or near retirement. This makes it a good time to reassess portfolio risk.
Three leading stock portfolio managers join together to discuss primary issues in small caps stocks, where the future is heading, how investors can better prepare.
Not sure how President Trump's recent decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal will impact energy markets? Get the latest insights from our Global Value Equity team, including how they are strategically adjusting to the developments.
May 16, 2018
Failing U.S. infrastructure requires immediate attention, which we believe may create sustained investment opportunities.
November 15, 2017
In the first of a 2-part series, Peter Hardy explains what we look for in pharma, biotech and medtech firms, and what trends may impact them.
October 20, 2017
Investors need to look beneath the surface to understand the increased gap between value stock dividends and growth stock dividends.
October 05, 2017
Are growth stocks expensive or attractive? CIO Greg Woodhams puts them in context, drawing a distinction between secular and cyclical growth.
October 03, 2017
Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (FANG) have been responsible for the lion’s share of U.S. market gains over the last several years.
September 26, 2017
CPM Matt Oldroyd explains divergence between small cap growth and value price-to-earnings ratios and where he looks for opportunities.
August 22, 2017